US DOE AWARDS $2.8 MIL TO EMTEC & TEAM FOR DATA CENTER COOLING ENERGY USAGE PROJECT

In concert with the U.S. Dept. of Energy EERE Recovery Act program for "Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology, " (DE-FOA-0000107) this proposed project will develop a fundamentally new architecture based upon liquid cooling and encompassing both infrastructure and equipment. It will be low cost, have a small carbon footprint and design that comprehends board layout for heat transfer from the servers' internal components to ultimate dissipation of the heat to the ambient environment. Existing components, technologies and work practices will be used wherever possible.

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Press Release
U.S. DOE Awards a $2.8 Million Project to EMTEC and Team for a Data Center Cooling Energy Usage Project
Dayton, OH:


The Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) is pleased to collaborate with Clustered Systems, Menlo Park, CA, Emerson/Cooligy, Mountain View, CA, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA and others on a project for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. The objective of the proposed work is to develop a very dense liquid cooled computer platform. Dr, Michael Martin, VP Alternative Energy Technology for EMTEC highlights "this project has the potential for up to a 36% reduction in data center cooling energy usage" allowing for significant data system energy efficiency improvements. Frank Svet, EMTEC President/CEO commented "EMTEC expects to utilize staff experience in design of high powered electronic products to achieve a breakthrough in data center and telecom power supply cooling."

The project identifies that electricity consumed in data center and telecom systems is at 3 percent of the U.S. total and growing rapidly. Historically, the energy used to provide cooling for Data Centers is upwards of 45 percent of the total facility power. Over the last several years, there have been significant efforts to improve the energy used for IT cooling by making small improvements to the cooling equipment and the control of air movement.

In concert with the U.S. Dept. of Energy EERE Recovery Act program for "Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology, " (DE-FOA-0000107) this proposed project will develop a fundamentally new architecture based upon liquid cooling and encompassing both infrastructure and equipment. It will be low cost, have a small carbon footprint and design that comprehends board layout for heat transfer from the servers' internal components to ultimate dissipation of the heat to the ambient environment. Existing components, technologies and work practices will be used wherever possible.

The Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) in Dayton, OH is a non-profit, member-based organization serving technology companies. As an organization that creates business and technology strategies; sponsors, coordinates, and manages collaborative projects leading to commercialization assistance to industry, universities, and government labs to strengthen industrial competitiveness in alternative energy, materials, instrumentation, control and electronics, automotive, medical device manufacturing, and advancing science.



For additional information on EMTEC's Alternative Energy programs please contact Mike Martin by telephone at 937-258-5405 or by email at mmartin@emtec.org or visit EMTEC's website at www.emtec.org for additional information.

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